Best Of The Rest

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These are the last of the photos from our Florida trip, a round up of all the other parks & places we visited. I hope you’ve all enjoyed them & they haven’t had you bored stiff! Everything will be back to normal from Sunday, so keep an eye out for heaps of outfit posts coming up, I’ve been buying lots of things I can’t wait to show off!

Other than the 4 parks I’ve featured so far, we also managed to do Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Universal Studios & Universal Studio’s Islands of Adventure. We spent that other 3 days at the water parks, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon, Disney’s Blizzard Beach & Sea World’s Aquatica – Though there are almost no photos of the water parks for obvious reasons!

We loved Magic Kingdom & strolling around the very Disney streets, it really is a magical place & the fireworks were the best I think I have ever seen, it’s worth going just to see those, such a spectacle! Sorry about the awful iPhone photos of these by the way! I’ve been before when I was much younger & I have to be honest though, I didn’t enjoy it as much as the last time. I think mostly because I’m a huge adrenaline junkie & love big rides, Magic Kingdom is much more family orientated, so there wasn’t much I was interested in going on this time around. Plus, as it’s the main park tourists want to visit, the queues are huge even for the ‘boring’ rides, so we didn’t get to do as many of them as we’d have liked! I did get to try on a lot of hats though… It became almost a game by the end of the holiday, I think I now have a photo of myself wearing every hat available to buy at Disney World… Seriously, there are over 30 photos, I very nearly did a ‘Hats of Disney World’ post, but don’t worry I’ve spared you!

I think Disney’s Hollywood Studios is worth going to just for it’s main two thrill rides alone. Tower of Terror is a creepy hotel styled after an episode of The Twilight Zone, once inside you are taken in the elevator right up to the 13th floor where you crossover into ‘The Twilight Zone’. The elevator then suddenly falls the entire 199 feet right into the basement, it’s a real stomach turner! The other thrill ride & possibly one of my favourite roller coasters ever (no, not just because I adore Aerosmith!) is Aerosmith’s Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster, a pitch black, indoor coaster that goes from 0-60mph in under 2.8 seconds & blasts out Aerosmith songs whilst you’re riding!

All three of the water parks were amazing, Typhoon Lagoon is more relaxed with a huge wave pool, lots of sandy beaches & a lazy river to float around in, whilst Blizzard Beach has all the huge water slides, including the 120 foot, vertical, free fall slide ‘Summit Plummet’ – If the queue wasn’t over an hour I would have rode this over & over! Aquatica is Sea World’s brand new water park & although I really enjoyed the majority of the rides there, I was severely disappointed with their signature attraction ‘Dolphin Plunge’, a clear water slide that shoots you through the middle of a pool containing 4 commerson’s dolphins. It was one of the things I was most looking forward to, but the slide scraped my back red raw & the clear portion that goes through the pool is much too short & you go through way too quickly to actually see any of the dolphins! It was a real let down.

Universal Studio’s two parks were both really fun, I definitely enjoyed Islands of Adventure best though, The Hulk roller coaster was so good we rode it twice (even despite the long queue!) & the Spiderman ride blew me away with its innovative use of 3D. The Jurassic Park area was really great too, with it’s main ride featuring life-sized animatronic dinosaurs that looked incredibly realistic. The only down side was Harry Potter land, I can’t stand it & Ollie totally loves it, so I got dragged around the entire area even though I protested (a lot!)… I might have secretly enjoyed the dragon roller coaster just a little though…
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Driving into Disney…

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Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom

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“Ahhh! This is the best ride eveeeerrr!”

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Fireworks at Magic Kingdom

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Soo many cute plushies!

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Couldn’t resist trying these on when I saw them! Nerd alert!

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Candy Apples at Downtown Disney

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One of my favourite rides – Aerosmiths ‘Rock N Roller Coaster’ at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

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‘Tower of Terror’ at Disney’s Hollywood Studios / This poster made me laugh – two of my favourite men all rolled into one ‘Kermit Sparrow’!

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T-Rex Restaurant at Downtown Disney

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Jurassic Park at Universal Studio’s Islands of Adventure

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Marvel Super Hero Island at Universal Studio’s Islands of Adventure!

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More hats!

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Sharks at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park!

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Lazy river at Aquatica / ‘Dolphin Plunge’ ride at Aquatica

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  1. Posted 24.08.2012 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    It all looks amazing and loved seeing all of your holiday snaps. I really want to go to Florida, maybe when my little girl is a bit older we will take her and she will remember it all more. Also I just wanted to say, but you really remind me of my sister when you are casual. Not that it means anything to you as you don’t know her, but you do haha xx

      Posted 25.08.2012 at 2:41 pm | Permalink

      Aw, glad you’ve enjoyed them! I would definitely wait until she’s older, it’d be a shame not to remember anything. My boyfriend went when he was 5 & barely remembered a thing!
      Hehe, I’m flattered, as I’m sure she’s really pretty if she looks anything like you! :)

  2. Posted 24.08.2012 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

    Omg your entire holiday seems amazing I mean you swam with dolphins which is totally on my bucket list! All your pictures are so beautiful and btw what camera do you use?? cus its totally amazing Haha pretty sure you wouldn’t wanna come back to the UK after so good luck with that Lol amazing post lovely Blog definitely following! xox


      Posted 25.08.2012 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

      Yeah, it was definitely amazing! My boyfriend took the majority of the photos with his Nikon D3, the rest (less nice looking ones!) are from my little Sony Cybershot & the underwater ones are from a waterproof disposable camera!

  3. Posted 24.08.2012 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

    i am impressed. wonderful pictures!

  4. Posted 24.08.2012 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    Such great photos! I particularly like the first and last ones. Looks like you guys had a blast!

  5. Posted 24.08.2012 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

    Great photos :) I need to go here one day :)

    Jo. x

  6. Posted 24.08.2012 at 11:33 pm | Permalink

    Oh… I’m so jealous!
    Seems like you had an amazing time!
    You look so beautiful!

  7. Posted 25.08.2012 at 12:38 am | Permalink

    you really seem to have seen all the major attractions that florida has to offer. i’ve been living here for twelve years and i’ve only seen two. it’s sort of sad to admit, but it’s true. glad that you’ve enjoyed your time here and i hope that florida has left a good impression on you.


      Posted 25.08.2012 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

      Yeah, we had an amazing time & will definitely be back at some point in the future! :)
      I think when you live close to something it means you never get around to going because you could go whenever you like, there’s loads of great sights & places near me that I’ve never visited (& really should have) too!

  8. Posted 25.08.2012 at 1:19 pm | Permalink
  9. Posted 25.08.2012 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

    I would’ve enjoyed a ‘Hats of Disneyworld’ post! I didn’t know that Florida had all of these places, I only thought it had Disney! I would so love to be in that pool right now it looks lovely xxx

  10. Posted 25.08.2012 at 2:31 pm | Permalink

    oahh, no words to describe my jealousy!!

    Heartbeats from Vienna Wedekind

  11. Posted 25.08.2012 at 2:48 pm | Permalink

    I hope you bought the ears hat because you look so adorable in it! The good thing about this type of holidays is that you can really connect with your inner child and have a great time! X

      Posted 26.08.2012 at 9:14 pm | Permalink

      Aw, I didn’t actually! I really wanted it, but it was so overpriced! :(
      Yeah, I so agree, I must have spent the entire time just running around acting like a huge child, I felt about 10 again squealing at all the cute toys & getting excited when I saw the characters walking by, it was super fun though! :D

  12. Posted 25.08.2012 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

    The Jurassic Park part looks like so much fun!! I loved that movie growing up :)


  13. Posted 25.08.2012 at 7:21 pm | Permalink

    ahhh, these pictures are so good. they really represent all the fun you can have in Disney! Now I want to go too. Thanks for sharing, Steph!!!

  14. Posted 25.08.2012 at 8:49 pm | Permalink

    I am so glad to hear you enjoyed everything about your trip! I love Disney. I still watch tons of kids movies and cartoons. My fav is Sleeping Beauty (Maleficent) I hear Angelina Jolie is making a movie based on the witch’s point of view(could be cool) and of course I love Lion King.
    Can’t wait to see your next outfit post.xx

      Posted 26.08.2012 at 9:19 pm | Permalink

      Oh yeah, me too! I have so many Disney movies on DVD & much to the boyfriends annoyance my mornings consist of eating breakfast whilst watching cartoons – Adventure Time is my new favourite! I heard about that too & after seeing the photo of Angelina in all the makeup with the horns, I am so excited for it, I might be biased as I’m a huge fan of hers, but she is so perfect for the part & I can’t wait to see it now!

  15. Posted 26.08.2012 at 3:33 am | Permalink

    lovely photos. this makes me miss disney world so much!!!

  16. Posted 26.08.2012 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    I love your photos! It’s making me seriously wish I could go back! I wish I could see the Harry Potter world (huge fan). The Hulk ride is my favourite there too, it’s so good! x

  17. Posted 26.08.2012 at 10:24 pm | Permalink

    Hahah, Magic Kingdom just has too much cute stuff I want to buy! They are ruthless in just showing all their merchandise and making us lust after it all. :)
    Lovely pictures, of course – I miss Disney World so much! Those candy apples look so scrumptious! I think they’re becoming a new thing…maybe they’re the new cupcakes. Except maybe slightly healthier? After all, they’re apples at their core!

      Posted 27.08.2012 at 12:10 am | Permalink

      I know! I think I did pretty well to not spend all of my money on stuffed toys & hats! Definitely took some seriously self control though, I wanted to buy everything! Hah! :D
      Yeah, maybe they are, it seemed Disney especially was on a bit of a health kick, all the food places had healthy options & salad bars (which I don’t remember being there last time I went) & the candy apples were everywhere!

  18. Posted 27.08.2012 at 1:14 pm | Permalink

    You make a fab pirate Steph! And that Kermit Sparrow poster made me laugh so hard, oh how I wish I would have one on my wall! Your whole trip looks like so much fun, I’m totally jealous :) x

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